Children’s Books for Christmas

Lists are everywhere.  This one from the Honolulu Star/Advertiser suggests books for children – all good ideas for gifting.  Click on the title to read my review:

Every Thing On It  by Shel Silverstein

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

The Hunger Games  by Suzanne Collins

Bumble-Ardy  by Maurice Sendak

And one I haven’t read yet – Goodnight iPad

Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers are underrated and overworked, and usually not appreciated until much later – after their children have children of their own – or after they are dead.   I remember a local tradition on Mother’s Day that I always looked forward to – buy a carnation to celebrate your mother: white if she were dead, pink if alive.

And the classic Mother’s Day book to re-read aloud today…

Are You My Mother?

–  hear it read on YouTube      

My favorite P.D. Eastman book – 

Always a good idea to keep Mother happy…